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Watch out if you want to attach USB devices
on May 17, 2015
As a wifi router, I found this device easy to set up and start using for my home network. It provides strong signals on the two bands for all my devices, including high-definition streaming video to two TVs.
However I purchased this particular router because the makers claim that hard drives and printers can be directly attached to its two USB ports. I was totally unable to get my printer to work this way. The separate software provided to configure the printer did not work and the support pages on the manufacturer's website provided no help whatsoever. Fortunately I could connect my printer using an ethernet cable instead. That indeed worked and is probably a better way to attach the printer in any case.
My experience with attaching the hard drive is only slightly better. I have been unable to configure the settings so that I can write files to the hard drive as a network attached drive. Access to the files to read them was only available intermittently, as the hard drive kept disappearing from my list of network devices. However, have been able to configure the router so that it delivers the files as though the router were a media server. I am of course still missing write access. Again, the documentation for configuring the hard drive feature is woefully pathetic.